5 Awkward Moments from Photo Funday

How to Embrace Your Awkward Moments

My name is JoAnna and I am awkward… I was super excited to learn that today is National Awkward Moments Day. I have no idea how or when it started, but I do the quirkiest things and actually have learned to embrace my awkwardness. For years I felt bad for being awkward. I didn’t know […] Read more…

Health Benefits of Taking a Spa Day

Health Benefits of Taking a Spa Day

I’ve been paying more attention to my body and think a spa day is just what I need. A few weeks ago, my cousin extended an invitation to the steam room and sauna at the W Hotel’s Bliss Spa. It’s been a while since I’ve received any sort of spa treatment; in Thailand, we received massages at […] Read more…

E.L.F. Moisturizing Lipstick Swatches + Review

E.L.F. Moisturizing Lipstick Swatches + Review

[box]PR samples were sent for review purposes. As always, opinions expressed are my own.[/box] I’ve been going back to basics using hair and beauty products that are both affordable and have good quality. Lip products are my favorite and I’ve been loving each e.l.f. moisturizing lipstick included in my beauty squad boxes. The e.l.f. moisturizing […] Read more…

Lasagna Stuffed Bell Peppers

Lasagna Stuffed Bell Peppers

It’s been a while since I’ve shared quick meals and today it’s all about lasagna stuffed peppers. I found this recipe browsing Pinterest (like most days) for low carb meals and decided to slightly modify it to exclude the pasta. Here’s the full process below. Ingredients Ground Meat Italian Seasoning Black Pepper Minced Garlic (optional) Pasta […] Read more…

Cold Shoulder Dress with leggings and boots

Cold Shoulder Dress with Leggings and Boots

Global Warming scares the heck out of me, but I LOVED the Spring preview we recently had in NYC. During this time I traded in my peacoat for a cardigan to wear with a cold shoulder dress with leggings and boots. I purchased the dress while shopping for my next trip. It isn’t lined, but […] Read more…

Traveling Naturalistas to Follow on Instagram

10 Traveling Naturalistas to Follow on Instagram

Instagram is probably my most active social media platform. Even if I don’t have anything to post, I’m always scrolling for funny memes or getting travel and beauty inspiration. Since the month of March is used to celebrate women AND I’m an advocate for natural hair, here’s a list of my ten favorite traveling naturalistas […] Read more…

carnival inspired makeup

Carnival Inspired Makeup

If you’re a longtime follower, you know that I LOVE Carnival time. I haven’t played mas since 2014, but I watch Machel Monday, Soca Monarch, and other streamed events online. Being upset I missed another carnival, I created a look inspired by my costume for Caribana 2013.   A post shared by Jo🌟nna E (@joannaen) on […] Read more…

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